Dante’s Viewpoint was our first stop on a day driving through the lowest and driest part of North America – Death Valley. Looking out over the salt flats of Badwater Basin we were really starting to feel the heat. Little did we know that when we reached the basin itself the temperature would rise to 117°F (47°C). That was certainly something we had never experienced before!
Unfortunately we had a fairly packed itinerary for the day, so didn’t spend as long as I would have liked at the viewpoint. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to capture its grandeur in a photograph, but I gave it my best shot. I found it difficult to make the compromise between getting some good foreground interest and keeping enough of the basin itself in shot. I need to return with a wider lens!
Have you been to Dante’s Viewpoint? Driven through Death Valley? What’s the highest temperature you’ve ever experienced? I’d love to hear from you!
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